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Prime Minister Modi Needs to Treat Nature as God

In Berlin this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that “Indians treat nature as God . . . we should ask the world about climate change. We believe exploitation of nature is a crime.” While I agree with Modi that India’s many ancient traditions recognize the importance of nature, I find this statement more than a […]

April 16th

Buddhist Leader Marches India for the Environment

In India, political and religious leaders continue to raise awareness for the environment. Last week, the Gyalwang Drukpa, the 12th spiritual head of the Drukpa lineage of Buddhism, started his seventh “Eco Padvatra” walk from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi to create awareness among people about keeping their surroundings clean. The walk not only […]

November 12th

Ganges River Receives Help From Holy Men

The Ganges, or Ganga as it’s known in India, is considered a source of spiritual purification for devout Hindus. They believe that the river is a goddess who gives life, rejuvenates, and liberates. She was brought to Earth to purify souls and release them to heaven. But she is far from pure herself. The Ganges […]

June 13th